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Joshua Band

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Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco

Website

Schools
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2002, B.S. - Computer Science
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2010, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - Photography
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2012, M.F.A. - Photography

Tags
surrealism, landscape, realism, installation, Manipulation mixed-media, sculpture, constructed, fabricated, composite, real, false, montage, collage, conceptual, digital, photography

Statement

My formal training in image-based computer science domains and work for institutions such as NASA and the National Science Foundation has informed my interest in the devices and modes of perception.  My work questions and traverses the boundaries between reality and fiction, encompassing photographic play with surrealist theatrical landscapes, contemporary still life photography presented within the framework of historical Vanitas painting, deadpan portraiture relying on and exposing commercial photographic practices, and the diorama as an overwhelming sensory and immersive experience. Manipulations such as artificial lighting, a heavy directorial hand, and post-production tools allow “the false” to subversively camouflage itself as “truth.”

Recent Exhibits

Joshua Band participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2013 "Actual Scale" Gallery Conversation with the Artists
Kala Art Institute
 
Mar, 2013 "Actual Scale" - Artists' Talk
Kala Art Institute
 
Feb, 2013 Actual Scale
Kala Art Institute
 
Oct, 2012 Nothing to See Here
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (main site)
 
Jun, 2012 Pop Up Show: Jennifer Lo & Joshua Band
Canessa Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 Spilled Milk
Diego Rivera Gallery - SF Art Institute
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Joshua Band
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